Man City XI vs Brentford: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news, Covid and injury latest for Premier League

Kyle Walker (illness) has missed the recent action while Rodri was also unable to play against the Foxes. Both would be welcome returnees for Guardiola, allowing Fernandinho, plus Oleksandr Zinchenko or Joao Cancelo, a rest.

John Stones was absent on Boxing Day while Jack Grealish, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus will hope to earn a recall – the midfield duo having upset their boss by staying out late after the 7-0 win over Leeds.


Riyad Mahrez is available after his AFCON call-up was delayed to January 3.

A number of youngsters will hold out hope of breaking into Guardiola’s thoughts amid the busy schedule.

Cole Palmer, Kayky and Luke Mbete were all on the bench last time out with defenders Josh Wilson-Esbrand and Shea Charles recently spotted in first-team training, along with Rico Lewis and Jadel Katongo.

Predicted Man City XI: Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko; Rodri, Gundogan, Silva; Grealish, Jesus, Foden.

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